Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Tom Wolf, Governor
Dennis M. Davin, Secretary

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Pollution Prevention Assistance Account Program (PPAA)


This program has been consolidated and is now part of the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan program.

Please refer to the PIDA program page.

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Assistance for small businesses to implement pollution prevention and energy-efficiency projects, enabling these businesses to adopt or install equipment or processes that reduce pollution, energy use or raw materials.


Machinery and equipment acquisition and installation


75% of total eligible project cost,up to a maximum of $100,000


Small businesses (100 full-time employees or less) that adopts or installs pollution prevention or energy efficient equipment or processes directly related to the business activity.


2% interest rate. Up to 10-year term.

How to Apply

Area Loan Organizations or Industrial Resource Center


Size of Business shall be 100 or less full-time employees and location of business shall be in the State of Pennsylvania.

The Determination of Eligibility Application must first be submitted and approved by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) before a loan application can be submitted to DCED.

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